Asian Americans have one of the lowest rates of large intestinal cancer screening in the United States with only 52% up-to-date on their screening compared to 66% among non-Hispanic whites. An infographic was created to bring awareness to the importance of colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by the gradual loss of kidney function over time. CKD is common in people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 37 million US adults are estimated to have CKD, and most don’t know it. According to the National…
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Learn more about the statistics for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, risk factors, signs & symptoms, prevention, and resources! Read the English version here.
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Office of Minority Health, chronic liver disease was the sixth leading cause of death for AAPIs between the ages of 25-44. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors and how you can protect yourself and your family from liver cancer. Read the English version…
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. AA NH/PI women are at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. Learn about your risk, get checked, and spread awareness. Read the English version here.
Did you know that men who racially identified as NH/PI had significantly higher rates of prostate cancer incidence? This October, for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we urge you to learn the signs, symptoms, and risk factors to help prevent prostate cancer. Read the English version here.
August is National Breastfeeding Month! Nationwide, there are only a few cultural breastfeeding coalitions currently serving AA NH/PI communities. View the English version here.